Train university study results

Train university study results
The 14th Annual International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo was held in Phoenix, Arizona June 22-24th, where AthElite Nutrition’s pre-workout product, TRAIN, had its first university study presented to the public. The data will be published later this year in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition. Conducted at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL under Principal Investigator, Jose Antonio, Ph.D., TRAIN’s first randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study showed significant differences between TRAIN for the number of bench press repetitions to failure (+4) as wel...

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The 14th Annual International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN) Conference and Expo was held in Phoenix, Arizona June 22-24th, where AthElite Nutrition’s pre-workout product, TRAIN, had its first university study presented to the public. The data will be published later this year in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Conducted at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL under Principal Investigator, Jose Antonio, Ph.D., TRAIN’s first randomized double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study showed significant differences between TRAIN for the number of bench press repetitions to failure (+4) as well as total weight lifted (+170lbs) vs. the placebo in the experiment proving that after just one dose, TRAIN users realized an improvement in muscular endurance.

It’s also interesting to note that the placebo contained an equivalent amount of caffeine as TRAIN, to show the effectiveness of the other active ingredients in our formulation vs. the well-established effects from caffeine’s performance enhancements.  

An 8-week study is planned for TRAIN this fall looking for improvements in muscular strength, speed, and body recomposition. Through our partnership with the ISSN and the AthElite Research Grant we will continue to study each formulation before it’s released to market, and publish the findings.

Is your favorite supplement brand putting an investment into your safety and performance by testing their formulations and sharing the published data vs. just relying on the “borrowed science” of ingredients proven to work individually and throwing them together in a “formulation” with the expected outcome to be positive (but unproven)?

AthElite Nutrition is Proven. Performance. Fuel.

 

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Supplements and Muscular Endurance

Supplements and Muscular Endurance
Life sounds simple for endurance athletes, especially triathletes: swim, bike, run, eat, sleep and repeat. A more physically demanding workplace you will not find. Endurance exercise is unlike any other when it comes to keeping yourself on the move. There’s a lot to consider: you need energy not just for the start of your session but also for the end. You have to worry about making sure you don’t cramp up, and that you’re getting the right balance of protein and carbs afterwards to recover. Fortunately, all these eventualities have been scrutinized under a microscope by supplement companies who have created unique products that make sure y...

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Life sounds simple for endurance athletes, especially triathletes: swim, bike, run, eat, sleep and repeat. A more physically demanding workplace you will not find. Endurance exercise is unlike any other when it comes to keeping yourself on the move.

There’s a lot to consider: you need energy not just for the start of your session but also for the end. You have to worry about making sure you don’t cramp up, and that you’re getting the right balance of protein and carbs afterwards to recover.

Fortunately, all these eventualities have been scrutinized under a microscope by supplement companies who have created unique products that make sure you get off the blocks faster and then have the power to keep going mile after mile.

For example, AthElite Nutrition’s new pre-workout formula has been studied at Nova Southeastern University, Florida, and has demonstrated positive benefits to strength training after just one use.

Here are the supplements that’ll make sure you’re hitting your personal bests:

Electrolytes
Cramps can feel like a jackhammer has been left on full power inside your muscles, and the main cause is a lack of electrolytes, found research in Sports Health.

Happily, these supplements are a tasty way to make sure you never have to suffer with them again, because they often come in pre-made drinks which are rich in the magnesium, calcium, potassium and sodium that’ll safeguard your PBs. AthElite’s pre-workout boasts all four.

Palantinose
This is one of the few carbs that can boast a patent, thanks to its delayed-release action.

This means you can drink it before you start training, because research in the Forum of Nutrition found that your body digests it slowly so you’ll get a burst of energy midway through your exercise session. Think of it as eating a bowl of pasta in the middle of your run, minus the chewing.

Beta Alanine
This is an amino acid found in protein-packed chicken, as well as in supplements such as AthElite’s pre-workout, and taking it in mass amounts will keep you on the run for longer.

Research in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition found it can increase your VO2 Max and endurance. The study authors discovered it fights fatigue and boosts your ability to do more by pooling more blood in your muscles.

Cordyceps
Mushrooms can have magic properties, especially those found on mountains.

It might sound like a script for a bad kung fu movie but cordyceps are made from Himalayan mushrooms and can increase your lactate threshold by 10.5%, found research in the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Not a bad effort for a lowly fungus.

Caffeine
Your morning latte is home to a stamina secret: caffeine. AthElite’s pre-workout contains unroasted green coffee beans, which are rich in the stuff, as well as metabolism-boosting chlorogenic acid.

Research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that caffeine mobilizes fat cells so they can be burnt as energy, while investigation at the University of Coventry, UK, found caffeine can increase your power output by 6%, making it ideal for endurance races.

Energy Gels
You can only store enough energy in your muscles to deliver around 80 minutes of endurance exercise before you need to refuel.

But research in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition Exercise and Metabolism found taking a carb gel while exercising helps improve performance and ramps up endurance. With more reserve in your tank you better not forget your way home.

Iron
To power away from the pack in an endurance event you need to get plenty of oxygen to your working muscles.

Iron transports O2 in your blood and the Mayo Clinic states that a lack of iron will make you tired, short of breath and decrease physical performance. Iron pills will come as a dose of mini Robert Downey Juniors to your blood.

 

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Max Out Your Offseason BasketBall Training

Max Out Your Offseason BasketBall Training
With the NBA Finals Wrapped Up, Here’s How to Stay on Your Game in the Offseason. Unless you have funds for a professional trainer, it’s your responsibility to up your game during the off-season. It’s not only about staying in great shape, of more importance is actually making improvements where needed most and that includes building strength. Believe it or not, strength plays a huge role in all areas of your performance including speed, agility, power and force. And now that there’s more time to train, and less time spent playing your sport, you have the ability to take full advantage of your off-season and use it to get stronger. Tips to...

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With the NBA Finals Wrapped Up, Here’s How to Stay on Your Game in the Offseason.

Unless you have funds for a professional trainer, it’s your responsibility to up your game during the off-season. It’s not only about staying in great shape, of more importance is actually making improvements where needed most and that includes building strength.

Believe it or not, strength plays a huge role in all areas of your performance including speed, agility, power and force. And now that there’s more time to train, and less time spent playing your sport, you have the ability to take full advantage of your off-season and use it to get stronger.

Tips to Train Smarter and Maximize Strength Gains During the Off-Season

1. Have a Plan – Hitting the gym without a plan is like wandering the neighborhood without a destination. You may get somewhere but who knows how long it will take to get you there or worse, where you’ll end up. When you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Take time to develop a training program for yourself and write out daily workouts before you even step foot in the gym. That way you can get the most out of your time spent in the weight room. It’s also a good idea to write down the weights you use at each workout, so you can track your progress.

2. Try Periodization – Doing the same thing over and over again will reap the same results. If you want to build strength, periodizing your training has proven most effective. Here’s how it works:
Week 1: Heavy Training Loads – Aim for 1-5 reps max per set (RM) which should be ~87-100% of your 1RM
Week 2: Moderate Loads – Aim for 6-12 RM per set (65-85% 1RM)
Week 3: Low loading – Aim for 15+ reps per set (<60% 1RM)
Week 4: Start Over from the top

3. Train body parts 2-3 times per week – Research out of CUNY Lehman college in NY has studied the effects of frequency of training on muscular strength gains and growth in well trained men. Findings suggest maximal hypertrophy (muscle accrual) occurs when body parts are trained 2-3 times per week. Try splitting your body parts into 2 or 3 groups and repeating every 4th day. Your week may look as such:
M – Chest/Shoulders/Triceps
T – Back/Biceps/Abs
W – Legs/Hamstrings/Glutes
Th – OFF
F – Chest/Shoulders/Triceps
Sat – Back/Biceps/Abs
Sun – Legs/Hamstrings/Glutes

4. Rest Intervals are Important Too  - The time taken between sets is more important than you think. Don’t be those guys who spend more time gossiping or flexing in the mirror than they do focusing on their lifts. Bring a watch or stopwatch with you to the gym and time your rest periods. Aim for ~60 second rest periods for low load days and ~3 minute rests on heavier days. For moderate loads, aim for 2 minute rest periods.

5. Supplement Accordingly – When your supplement protocol is on point, you can max out your training sessions to increase gains as much as possible. A sound pre-workout formula before you hit the gym can boost your energy and focus while reducing your perception of fatigue. This means you can train harder, longer and with more motivation than going in cold turkey. Mix 1 scoop of AthElite Nutrition’s TRAIN pre-workout powder with 6-8 ounces of water about 20 minutes before a workout for best results.

 

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